Nov 06

The animals are revolting. And so is their litter box.

Good Show Sir Comments: Big Cat Ting!

Thanks to Ryan for sending this in!

Published 1994

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 4.13 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Majyk by Hook or Crook”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Sensationally silly’. ‘Land of Wingdingo’. A little piece of my soul just died.

  2. Max Bathroom Says:

    When Tim Brooke Taylor was still hanging out with Graham Garden and Bill Oddie he could make much bigger cats than that…

  3. Hammy Says:

    It looks like the more “normal”-sized cat in the foreground is feeling emotional about the giant one. The face, with open mouth, shows alarm or astonishment, but the tail is up, so I’m seeing “astonished excitement”.

    Not sure if Sir Pose-a-lot there was drinking something and the artist removed the glass or if he’s just doing the Mighty Mouse “here I come to save the day” thing….

  4. fred Says:

    Another successfuly confused cat by Confuse-A-Cat Ltd.

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    Will no one help that poor fish?

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    That cat is gigantyk

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    Tyrannosaurus Felix there certainly looks silly but I don’t think the “artist” has really captured “revolting”.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Wingdingo, the land of terrible font choices. (And, apparently, fashion choices)

    There’s something vaguely Pug about that cat.

  9. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I recall Esther Friesner being, along with Craig Shaw Gardner and Lionel Fenn, one of the major practitioners of humorous (some might put the humorous in quotation marks) lite fantasy back in the day.

  10. A. R. Yngve Says:

    “Oh no! We’re all out of kitty litter and he looks ready to go…!!”

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    There’s nothing silly about how badly drawn that gigantyk cat’s feet are, especially the rear ones. Pathetyk.

  12. Mel M Says:

    The distain of a normal sized cat is bad enough. The judgemental look from gigantacat appears to have induced a stroke in Sir Sillypants.

  13. Emster Says:


    Tho I really enjoyed @Max’s clip of giant cat terrorizing the city. Think of how much fun they had creating the set and getting the kitten to stalk unsuspecting people on the street and break through the roof of St. Paul’s… Gynius.

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Is the giant cat or the small man called Majyk?

    The font problems are the worst of it, especially since this is undoubtedly a deliberately silly book.

    @Hammy: I think the regular cat is excited, thinking “Oooh, someone who can actually kill the annoying monkey!”

  15. Tor Mented Says:

    If anyone has read this book, please, please tell me …
    Is the fish all right?

  16. Hammy Says:

    @Tor (#5, #15):

    Which fish? I see fish on books all over the floor.

    This sort of starts to explain things. Gigantochat and Little Buddy have been doing “cat things” like knocking books off shelves and hooking fish out of the bowl with their claws, and Sir Pose-a-lot is lecturing them sternly – notice Giganto’s “nothing to see here. Move along” facial expression. Little Buddy isn’t getting the message and trying to provoke more “feline fun.”

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Hammy: I don’t think all the fish scattered among the books could have fit into that bowl (perhaps there are more off-screen). But I like your scenario. Sir Pose-A-Lot might be from the RSPCF&B (RSPC to Fish and Books).

    In any case, GigantoCat doesn’t care, and Sir P. might just look like a larger toy to play with. Could be; he looks pretty derp.

  18. Hammy Says:

    @GSSxn (prev.):

    C’mon, it’s Majyk! That’s why they could get all those fish from one bowl….

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